Just a factual correction, since I'm on the wrong board. Vaccination cannot protect anyone 100%. No medicine can. Anyone who suggests that is being misleading.
(from my daughter).
I'm late to the party, but I totally get why the OP asked this question. It is so beyond sad that we don't even have the freedoms to make these important decisions for our OWN children in what is supposed to be a free country, and that we have to resort to this kind of thinking just to allow our children to go to school. I personally don't agree with faking documents, but I'm also very blessed to live in Canada, so I don't have to face these challenges. My heart goes out to you.
I really love this forum and that we non-vaccers have a place to come and support each other. I haven't been on much lately, because I really resent that so many of you pro-vaccers feel the need to come here and ruin the experience. Don't you people have anything better to do? Seriously, I would never even think of posting on a board that had nothing to do with me or my beliefs. I get that you disagree with our stance on vaccinations, but bite your tongue and move on...or better yet, don't read it in the first place.
Chloebelle, I actually think that this conversation has lost sight of the OP and her actual situation.
To wit - she lives in Massachusetts. In my extensive experience with Massachusetts (I live there too, and have two children who attend school and daycare here, I grew up here, and attended school here myself until I was 18, my siblings and friends have children who attend both public and private schools here), the OP emphatically does NOT have to resort to this kind of thinking in order to "allow" her children to go to school.
It is my experience in this state that, if the OP wants to not vaccinate her kids, she could find a sympathetic pediatrician (which she could do by hitting the tribal areas section of this very board and asking around), and offer a letter to the schools - basically, a pediatrician's note saying that the children are healthy and there is no reason they cannot participate in school and camp activities, listing their allergies (if they have any), and stating that the children are not vaccinated for (medical/philosophical/religious) reasons. This is what I did when I needed my kids to be not vaccinated for a while. It worked fine.
Whatever reasons the OP may have to feel that forging a vaccine record is the best plan, I do not feel that they are rooted in the realities of the place she lives, or the laws that apply there.
This conversation has departed to a discussion of what would happen in certain worst-case scenarios in which different laws applied and doctors were under more scrutiny. Some of these scenarios are genuine - some states really are making it harder to get exemptions. Some of these scenarios, however, are just made up. Doctors are not currently scrutinized based on the number of exemptions they give to patients, for example.
I stumbled upon this thread and OP's question while I was researching if there is a way to falsify vaccination records. I agree, if you are in a state that allows you to get an exemption---- Great!!!!! Get an exemption. I live in Texas and from the research I have done, I can't find an exemption clause here. I could be wrong. Now I am forced to get a bacterial meningitis vaccination if I want to attend a University and the cheapest I can get one for (with insurance) is $132. It my not be ethical, but if I can find a way to falsify a document to go to school, I am okay with that. I don't think I should be forced into getting a vaccination in order to get an education. No one should. But what are the options?
Side note... I'm a little too scared to falsify a document but I just wanted to see if it was an easy task. Apparently not.
OP, do what you have to do.
Here is the Texas law regarding the university bacterial meningitis vaccine requirement. You DON'T have to get the vaccine!